Camera zoom out,
changes the focal length without moving the camera. A subject framed in a closer view is soon framed in a wider view without a cut. Used for dramatic effect, it is an unnatural technique. It is a substitute for a match cut dolly out. It’s unnaturalness draws attention to itself and should be used sparingly.
As seen in: The Two Riddles Project (2007)
Near the end of their tour, June Riddle points to the wall. When the camera quickly zooms out, we see it’s a door. The scene continues with Tim Dorbeshe explaining the important meaning behind the door. This technique was used with a jump-cut in order to introduce the scene without revealing the true size of the cellar.
Guerrilla filmmaking 101 is a series a posts covering the basics in a quick-footed production. Every director carries his or her own filmmaking philosophy.